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James A. Garfield Historical Site, a national treasure in our own backyard
BY GREG GOTH
"I have lived in the area since February 2012 and have driven down Mentor Avenue many times
without really considering the majestic house that sits on the large lot at 8095 Mentor Ave. This is surprising because deep down I am a history buff; I have a picture of my 1 year old son at Gen Patton's grave and I once took my pregnant wife on a tour of the Verdun battlefield in France - that was not a good idea. That all changed when I was asked by Tim Shirer the Publisher of the Lake County Sentinel to accompany him on a tour of the President Garfield Historical Site to take pictures with him for an article. Click here for the whole story
Brown announces more than $21.1 million in affordable housing funds for Ohio
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) – Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs – announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded Ohio $21,186,076 through the national Housing Trust Fund to help create and preserve safe, affordable housing for low-income households and families experiencing homelessness.
“Even before the pandemic, one in four renters in Ohio were paying over half of their incomes on housing, leaving many to choose between buying groceries or paying rent,” said Brown. “This Housing Trust Fund grant will provide over $21 million to create and preserve affordable housing for Ohioans, and give more families a stable foundation for accessing healthcare, jobs, and educational opportunities.” Click here for the whole story
Over fifty percent of Lake County's registered voters voted early this year
BY TIM SHIRER
(PAINESVILLE, OH) – Early voting is almost over in Lake County and Election Day is tomorrow. As of 4:00 p.m. today 82,127 registered voters in Lake County have voted early. This number includes both absentee ballots returned and people who voted in person at the county board of elections building in Painesville.
There are 163,933 voters in Lake County, that is up 4.96% from 2016 when there were 155,817 voters registered in the county.
118,729 people which was 76.19% of the registered voters voted in in 2016. So far 50.09% of registered voters this year have casted ballots early. Leaving 81,806 registered voters who could potentially vote tomorrow. Click here for the whole story
Rogers announces over $547 million in federal funds for COVID-19 and economic relief
(COLUMBUS, OH) – State Representative John Rogers (D-Mentor-On-The-Lake) Monday announced the approval of funds by the state Controlling Board to further aid Ohio’s response to the health and economic hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Controlling Board Monday approved federal CARES Act funding for several items aimed at providing financial relief to Ohio’s citizens, small businesses, and non-profits that have been impacted by the pandemic: Click here for the whole story